A Memoir of Rehabilitation International’s Centenary 1922-2022

Rehabilitation International Asia & Pacific Regional Conference

26 (Wednesday) - 28 (Friday) June 2019 Macau


Fuhong Society of Macau

About Rehabilitation International

Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide organization comprised of people with disabilities, service providers, government agencies, academics, researchers and advocates working to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. With member organizations in more than 100 countries and in all regions of the world, RI Global also provides a forum for the exchange of experience and information on research and practice.

Zhang Haidi

The RI President

2017 marked the beginning of the four-year tenure of RI’s new President, Zhang Haidi, from the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF). A woman with a disability, Zhang Haidi has officially assumed the organization’s Presidency at RI’s 23rd World Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland in October 2016. She brings into RI her perspectives and life’s work as an accomplished advocate for disability rights and the pride of China. As a self-accomplished woman, the new RI president epitomizes what a person with a disability can achieve in making a difference for others notwithstanding her disability.